Thursday, May 07, 2009

A new trip report in the Gorges of River Ebro

A good day of birdwatchig throughout the gorges of the Ebro river.
We begin in the same Inn, where the concert of the songbirds already is very significant and easily we listened to Song Thrush, Common Chiffchaff, Iberian Chiffchaff, Bonelli’s Warbler and Blackbird.
Ours to first stop in a zone of meadows where it emphasizes the spectacular flight of the Meadow Pipit. We can listen the songs of Thrushes, Robins and Wrens, while a Short-toed Eagle flies over to us.
A Peregrine Falcon flies in the zone of crags, between Griffon vultures and Egyptian Vultures. Crag Martin accompany the route throughout to us.
The fast flight of the Dipper over the river, between the mills.
Firecrest, Garden warbler, singing from within of the shrubs, whereas in the stop we can be seen Cirl bunting.
Near the towns the Swallows make their appearance.
In the poplars, the Woodpeckers emit their songs.
White stork, Black Kite, Common Buzzard, make their appearance in the valley of Valderredible.
We when up to the highland, they appear the typical species of this habitat, Hen Harrier, Whinchat, Northern Wheatear, Sky Lark, Yellowhammer..
Altogether, a good morning of birdwatching with a total of 56 species observed or heard singing.

White Stork
Black Kite
Egyptian Vulture
Griffon Vulture
Short-toed Eagle
Hen Harrier
Eurasian Sparrowhawk
Common Kestrel
Peregrine Falcon
Rock Dove
Common Cuckoo
Green Woodpecker
Great Spotted Woodpecker
Sky Lark
Crag Martin
Barn Swallow
House Martin
Meadow Pipit
White Wagtail
Northern Wheatear
Song Thrush
Cetti’s Warbler
Garden Warbler
Bonelli´s Warbler
Iberian Chiffchaff
Blue Tit
Great Tit
Short-toed Treecreeper
Red-billed Chough
Carrion Crow
Common Raven
Spotless Starling
House Sparrow
Rock Sparrow
Common Chaffinch
European Serin
Green Finch
Cirl Bunting
Rock Bunting
Corn Bunting

Thanks to Ginny, Pete, Christine, Jenny, Paul and Mrs. Hughes for their interest inthe birds of Burgos